Whatever It Takes!

Taming The Beast has been an exercise in ingenuity. Getting a predetermined image onto a 6 foot square canvas without completely redrawing it is quite a task. 

There have been several rounds of scale drawings for every element of the image. 

There have been several rounds of scale drawings for every element of the image. 

A tall intern is definitely helpful for creating the outer grid for the border. 

A tall intern is definitely helpful for creating the outer grid for the border. 

Using a sheet of acetate, I traced the scale images so I could project them to the canvas. This technique was perfect for the main image, but does not seem to be effective for the smaller repeating border elements. 

Using a sheet of acetate, I traced the scale images so I could project them to the canvas. This technique was perfect for the main image, but does not seem to be effective for the smaller repeating border elements. 

Using the acetate tracing of the shield section, I kept it mostly intake, but cut into sections so I could trace around the major elements. This provided me with enough information to connect the lines and complete the section. Boo's mind is blown by this technique.

Using the acetate tracing of the shield section, I kept it mostly intake, but cut into sections so I could trace around the major elements. This provided me with enough information to connect the lines and complete the section. Boo's mind is blown by this technique.

Here you can see those shield sections and one of the bulldog corners. I decided to measure out the basic bulldog form, but instead of making them uniform as planned, I thought it would be more fun to give each one a different personality.  

Here you can see those shield sections and one of the bulldog corners. I decided to measure out the basic bulldog form, but instead of making them uniform as planned, I thought it would be more fun to give each one a different personality.